Trace intersections between migration and organised crime with human trafficking and modern slavery in our Human Trafficking MA
Critically engage with debates about modern slavery and human trafficking on this unique MA. You will build Conceptual and vocational insights into current developments including themes of:
- forms of exploitation: labour, sexual, criminal, and domestic
- causes and consequences: social, political and economic
- migration and human rights
- organised crime
- victim identification, support, and care.
Commitment to social justice
Our postgraduate human trafficking course is part of our commitment to addressing social inequality through the Bakhita Centre for Research on Slavery, Exploitation and Abuse. Through this research centre, you will have access to:
- network with policymakers, campaigners, and international experts
- access to the latest research in the field
- extra-curricular activities: conferences, seminars, and field-trips,
Specialist teaching and support
You will learn from high-profile experts who prioritise your wellbeing and use their research to inform course content.
A unique learning experience
Our human trafficking master’s is one of the only ones across the globe. As a result, you’ll enjoy a unique and specialised learning experience.
A diverse community in the capital
You’ll study within a diverse community, providing varied perspectives and an unrivalled network.
We are only 30 minutes from Central London, so you’ll have easy access to global organisations, charities, and the Houses of Parliament.
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The modules listed below are the modules that were available to students in the 2023/24 academic year and are illustrative of what may be offered for 2024/25.
Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.
A minimum 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) in arts, humanities or social sciences. Undergraduate degrees in other disciplines may be considered.
Additional requirement information
Applicants with two years of relevant non-certified learning and professional experience in a relevant field of work, such as health, social services, police and third sector organisation will also be considered.
January entry requirements
In addition to the above standard entry criteria, for the January intake you will need to demonstrate relevant work experience through a CV/personal statement. Offers will be subject to an interview with the Programme Director.
International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section.
We now accept IELTS Indicator test results as proof of your English language level.
For more information about entry requirements please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees & funding
Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme. Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.
A 20% tuition fee discount is available for our alumni (undergraduate and PGCE) planning to study this Master's degree. Those studying for a PGDip of PGCert are not eligible for the discount.
Government-funded loans of over £11,000 are available to many home postgraduate students. Home and international students may also be eligible for external sources of funding. International students should check their eligibility for our International Scholarship.
For more information, please look at our postgraduate funding page.
How the degree is taught
Assessment includes a variety of methods such as written coursework, policy reviews, case studies and presentations.
With our human trafficking MA, you will develop essential transferrable skills, such as communication, critical thinking, and attention-to-detail.
You could pursue a career within:
- the charitable sector – particularly with migrants and people who have been trafficked
- law enforcement agencies: Police, National Crime Agency, Immigration
- the media
- social work
- frontline support.
The Careers Service has more information on graduate careers and part-time work available during your course.
Make sure to check our step-by-step guide to application process.